William Daniell (1769 - 1837) was a painter, engraver, and printmaker who was known especially for his works employing aquatint. Born in Surrey, Daniell went to live with his uncle, landscape painter Thomas Daniell, after his father's death in 1779. His brother Samiel Daniell also became a painter who was known for his views of Africa, drawn from first-hand observations. Similarly, in 1784 William accompanied his uncle to India, where they would spend the next decade travelling throughout the subcontinent and sketching and painting views that were then printed as aquatints, many of which ended up in their celebrated work Oriental Scenery. In 1794, William and his uncle returned to England and adopted a wide range of subjects for their works. Between 1813 and 1823, William dedicated himself to the ambitious work A Voyage Round Great Britain, a series of prints based on his travels around the entire coastline of England, Wales, and Scotland. Widely celebrated in the latter part of his life, William became a Royal Academician in 1822.